08 February 2012
An exhibition of the work of Harvey Martin opens at the Private View of Then and Now, on Wednesday 22 February from 5.30pm – 7.30pm in the Riverside Gallery, Watermans. Drinks and canapes will be served from 6pm.
The exhibition, which runs until 21 March, accompanies the theatre show ‘the next swan down the river might be black,’ a stunning piece by award-winning playright Sean Burn which explores diversity, friendships and power.
Harvey’s paintings have been influenced by his experience of depression. Sadness, fear and loneliness are echoes of emotions not only experienced in depression but by all of us at some point in our lives. Harvey has used video stills of artists at work as stepping stones to imaginative works using colour and narrative to express his own emotions. It is a paradox that though many of his paintings reveal sadness, his joy in painting has never been greater.
To book a place at the exhibition and watch the play, you should call the Watermans Box Office on 020 8232 1010.